Shade Tree Commission


Spring 2019 PLANTING • Saturday, April 27th

We have partnered with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society to provide bare-root 8- 12-Foot Trees for only $40. These trees must serve as “street trees” and will be planted in the public right-of-way, which is about 20′ into your front yard.

We will also have a select variety of 6’+ container trees available for planting ANYWHERE in your yard!
Contact us today to order an ‘anywhere’ tree and we will help you plant it at your earliest convenience – you don’t even have to wait until April!

These trees (and the help planting them) retail at over $200!
email us: rutledge.shadetree@gmail.com

CHECK OUT THE VARIETIES AVAILABLE – and fast! DEADLINE TO ORDER IS February 25th!

2018 MEETING MINUTES

 



Every year, PHS (Pennsylvania Horticultural Society) offers basic tree care classes across Philadelphia and the greater Delaware Valley. The program offers hands-on tree care training; covering biology, identification, planting and proper care of trees. If you have ever wanted to know more about trees, and care for the trees in your yard, this is the perfect opportunity to learn! Check out the PHS Tree Tenders page here.

The cost of the 3-class series or 1-day training is normally $40. Register with us, and The Rutledge Shade Tree Commission will pay for your class in full.


 OUR MISSION

The Rutledge Borough Shade Tree Commission exists to serve the community as an advisory resource to Borough Council as well as residents on all matters regarding trees on properties both public and private. The Shade Tree Commission aims to actively re-forrest Rutledge’s once tree-lined streets. With the knowledge of best practices and practiced arboricultural experience, The Shade Tree Commission intends to encourage and empower Rutledge residents to invest in the ecology of their property and their community through planting trees. Together as neighbors, we will beautify our community and set an example of environmental stewardship for future generations in Rutledge.


If you’d like to connect outside of a meeting, please email us @ rutledge.shadetree@gmail.com.